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Lake-effect flurries fall in GTA

Time for light flurries in Toronto
Time for light flurries in Toronto

Jill Colton, staff writer

November 27, 2010 — Flurries off of Lake Huron started affecting areas like Toronto Saturday morning.

Light snow in parts of Toronto
Light snow in parts of Toronto

Parts of the GTA saw a light dusting of snow on Saturday morning.

An intense line of squalls that has been pounding the Bruce Peninsula and areas east of Georgian Bay since Friday morning quickly sank south towards the Greater Toronto Area.

Patches of snow were spotted on lawns in downtown Toronto. “Although the city could see a few centimetres, it won't likely stay on the ground for long,” explains Mark Robinson, a meteorologist here at The Weather Network.

Gusty winds could trigger lake-effect bands
Gusty winds could trigger lake-effect bands

It's not just Toronto that had the potential to see snowfall. A special weather statement was issued for several communities including York-Durham, Belleville, Kingston, and Waterloo-Wellington.

According to Environment Canada, most areas will likely receive amounts in the two to five centimetre range. There's also a chance that higher amounts can't be ruled out if a heavier lake-effect snow pays a visit.

Motorists should prepare themselves for winter driving conditions. Low visibility and flurries are possible with untreated roads becoming slippery.

To stay up-to-date on current weather conditions, be sure to check your local forecast. You can also tune in to The Weather Network on TV, where your National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.

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